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Rhythm & Blues (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy
John (Paul Blackthorne), lonely and living in London, unexpectedly meets outlandish druggie skinhead Byron (Ian Henderson), and suddenly, John's life turns to wacky. When Byron takes him to... See full summary »


Stephen Lennhoff


Michael Jones (original screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Angus MacInnes ... Bad Daddy
Ian Henderson Ian Henderson ... Byron
Paul Blackthorne ... John
Philippe Sartori ... Jean-Claude / JC
Richard Ritchie Richard Ritchie ... Harold
Gary Fairhall Gary Fairhall ... Mitzi
Sue Tilling Sue Tilling ... Bethsheba
Joe Hutton Joe Hutton ... David / The Ripper
Simon Vale Simon Vale ... Henry
Gary Lee Gary Lee ... Jason
Brian Somerville Brian Somerville ... Roger
David Glyn Rogers David Glyn Rogers ... Gladys
Jevon Antoni-Jay Jevon Antoni-Jay ... Bobbi
Martha Brett Martha Brett ... John's Mother from Hell
Rachel Pittman Rachel Pittman ... Bubbly Newscaster
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John (Paul Blackthorne), lonely and living in London, unexpectedly meets outlandish druggie skinhead Byron (Ian Henderson), and suddenly, John's life turns to wacky. When Byron takes him to Boys Galore, a gay escort agency, John is introduced to wealthy American Bad Daddy (Angus MacInnes), who hires John on the spot. But the hovering presence of a strange and sinister Ripper, another rent boy, threatens derail the evening of fun in this gay thriller comedy. Written by trivwhiz

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as a silly ribald gay comedy I quite liked it. Just don't expect Brokeback Mountain
30 December 2006 | by southlandloverSee all my reviews

I don't understand where those other two comments are coming from. This film is neither a challenge to gay political correctness or utterly rubbish. It is just a rather amusing, somewhat ridiculous camp gay farce. I quite liked it. OK it's never gonna be an Oscar contender or even make my top ten films but as a silly ribald gay comedy it is worth watching. Just don't expect the next brokeback mountain. At least it wasn't pious or of the "aren't gays so beautiful" genre. The acting was at times so so but then again all the roles were caricatures and in that way the acting was actually not bad. There were some very witty lines but some of them did take a couple of seconds of thought to get. I can't understand why you would hate this film. What is interesting is how one of the previous comments posted confirmed my suspicion that, with enough money, you can get people in the marketing side of things to agree to support a film even if they didn't like it. I Guess that explains how so many terrible Hollywood movies still manage to get good reviews.

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London, England, UK

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